Christmas is for reflecting.
Looking back at your own life and remembering special, warm, happy times.
It's for remembering the story of Jesus' birth.
What that means to you and your faith.
The story of baby Jesus and Mary and Joseph is important to me
because it is where my faith begins. And when I get overwhelmed with this crazy world,
and theology and stuff I think about that that little baby in the manger and I think about Mary and the Angel and I ask myself,
is it true?
And my heart calms and I know all will be well.
Because in my heart I know it is true.
from The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson,
"But as far as I'm concerned, Mary is always going to look a lot like Imogene Herdman - sort of nervous and bewildered, but ready to clobber anyone who laid a hand on her baby. And the Wise Men are always going to be Leroy and his brothers, bearing ham. When we came out of the church that night it was cold and clear, with crunchy snow underfoot and bright, bright stars overhead. And I thought about the Angel of the Lord - Gladys, with her skinny legs and her dirty sneakers sticking out from under her robe, yelling at all of us everywhere:'Hey! Unto you a child is born!'
Beautiful words Dear Donna, beautiful and such a blessing to me!ReplyDelete
A Christmas quote I just wrote in my journal, perhaps one you and others know, too..."Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love." Hamilton Wright Mabie. love and prayers for all, jep
Merry Christmas, Donna!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you and yours!ReplyDelete
Yes, unto us a child was born and I am glad of it. Merry Christmas and a very blessed New Year to you and your family.ReplyDelete